- Kogi Save Our Souls group has called on Adams Oshiomhole to conduct direct primary during the August governorship primary in the state
- The group's call is coming on the heels of the November 2019 gubernatorial election in the state
- According to the group, leadership of the party under Governor Yahaya Bello has failed the people of the state
A coalition of All Progressives Congress (APC), Kogi Save Our Souls group has charged national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, to save the state from crisis.
Daily Trust reports that the group which made this call ahead of the state's forthcoming gubernatorial election said Governor Yahaya Bello has failed their people and the party
The group, which described itself as concerned APC stakeholders, took their grievances to the premises of the state council of the NUJ along Lugard road in Lokoja.
Spokesman of the group, Abubakar Tanko, said the aim of the protest was to draw the attention of the national secretariat of the APC to the plight of the people of Kogi.
He said: “We in Kogi have been reduced to street beggars, our children are out of schools, we can no longer pay school fees due to non payment of salaries; you cannot point to any project either completed or ongoing in the entire state.
“We are calling on President Buhari, who we know to be man of integrity and Adams Oshiomole, to allow direct primary so that we can choose a credible candidate. It is only through direct primary we can freely choose candidate of our choice.
“We embark on this peaceful protest because we believe in the integrity and sincerity of president to deliver us from this shackle of oppression to which Bello’s administration has subjected us.”
Tanko said it will be out of place to entrust Bello with another four years of office considering the condition of Kogi citizens under his leadership, saying the governor has failed people.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Bello expressed confidence in winning the state governorship election.
The governor spoke at the Kebbi governors lodge in the Asokoro area of Abuja on Sunday, June 9. He also sent a message to Senator Dino Melaye saying he must be ready to pass through the eye of the needle to challenge him for the seat. Bello assured residents of the state of a peaceful electoral process.
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